Believing in Myself

Well today was a pretty rough day….   As I was feeding my two year old to sleep, feeling crap and wondering about whether or not I should blog about today…   I really felt that it would just be too painful…..   I could go into the details of how the tension built up,…

11/4/16 Reflection

Today was not a great day in terms of peaceful parenting….. First day of term;  I took the kids to the airport the last night to see off my brother who was visiting from Europe for a couple of weeks and kind of hijacked the school holdiays; the day before yesterday was my cousin’s wedding…

Another Rambly Train of Thought

  Am I stuck in this crazy cycle because of my past trauma of being in an emotionally abusive relationship.  So when my son is disrespectful and demanding ….   I automatically take on an angry defensive role, rather than a teaching and mothering role. Determination. I can surely fix this if I met perceived…

Thought for the day

Just because the day starts out crappy, doesn’t mean its going to be a crappy day.  Just breathe through the crappiness and trust that the day will get better.

Time Slipping Away….

I’ve always struggled with the sadness of time slipping away from me…..     As a child I was aware that my time as a child was drifting away, and that one day it would be all gone….   and then as a teenager and young adult.  I always want to hold on to things,…

Rewarding Myself

I recently read a blog post about ways you can reward yourself without eating or shopping. And, although there were no earth shattering revelations or information in this post, I feel like it has helped me to turn around my thinking in a life-changing way.   (Or, you know, it could just be a little…

Rambly trains of thought…..

In three years time my son will be in high school….   seriously….?  I still can’t get over the fact that he’s not a cuddly bubbly bouncy toddler any more!! The years are just flying by. I have a window of opportunity.   A very small window. If I blink I will miss it. I…

21/3/16 Self Care

So yesterday, I wrote out some peaceful ways of dealing with some of the problems I’d faced that day.   I think that’s a good exercise that I would like to continue, and I think it will help me on my journey. However, I’ve been thinking today, how having strategies up your sleeve is really…

20/3/16 Reflection – strategy brainstorming

Today was a little bit crappy and discouraging as far as peaceful parenting goes.   But instead of dwelling on that, I’m going to keep looking forward, and work on strategies so that I can do better next time similar situations arise. So here goes. What to do when: *My child wants me to play…

16/3/16 Reflection

Good Stuff -Had only 1 very weak coffee, and didn’t really crave it -Got a load of washing done, and hung up, and managed to race it all inside when it started raining -I cooked a quick stir fry during the day, so that we could have dinner straight away, with minimal effort after my…

Peaceful Parenting

Over the last 4 months I’ve stumbled into the blogoshpere of Peaceful Parenting.  I’ve always followed parenting blogs, and read parenting books, but its only recently that I’ve really been exposed to the peaceful parenting approach (I actually feel a little guilty that I didn’t go looking for more peaceful approaches…  I could have really…